Best of CH 2016: Instagram

A year of art, architecture and design captured through our favorite social media service

A collaborative editorial effort, cataloging our adventures both at home in NYC and abroad, the Cool Hunting Instagram has become a place where we tease to future stories or simply share what we find inspirational (or delectable) on the fly. Since its inception, our editorial staff has strived to take all our own photos (and not rely on press imagery)—and we think we’ve done a …

Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel

Sustainable building, creative collaborations and how his experience in fashion helped shape his boutique accommodation in Brazil

by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the ’90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp how a renowned creative director could make a successful pursuit into the foreign industry of hospitality (more so in a foreign country, …

Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori

Inside the Brazilian designer's new Milan headquarters, where Made in Italy is a mark of pride

Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls in love with local processes. The latter is the case of Paula Cademartori, a Brazilian fashion designer who can be counted among the ambassadors of the “Made in Italy” …

New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

Over 75 artists unite for a first-of-its-kind group exhibition at MAD Museum

In a first-ever comprehensive look stateside, NYC’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is getting ready to launch “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America on 4 November 2014. The exhibition showcases the work of over 75 artists who have pushed the boundaries in their respective industries since 2000. The show follows on the heels of what weve been observing as …

Tuju, São Paulo

A restaurant with its own greenhouse, taking farm-to-table to another level

by Jorge Grimberg In São Paulo, a new restaurant has taken the search for local suppliers to the next level. “All we have planted here is eatable, from the greenhouse to the front garden,” Ivan Raslton Bielawski—the eatery’s 29-year-old chef—tells CH. Tuju, located at Vila Madalena (the original bohemian neighborhood of São Paulo) is a symbol of the recent and ongoing evolution of the area, …